Questionable History

Art and history museums present their knowledge to a wider public. But what is the basis of this knowledge? Normally museum visitors do not have a clue what historical questions, interpretations, methodologies, theories, and paradigms inform a relatively simple museum wall text or tombstone. In this exhibition, objects from the collection of the Wende Museum will be presented to discuss what we do not know, for instance because of a lack of essential information or because of a variety of available sources that contradict each other. The exhibition allows the visitors a unique look inside museum practices.

Related Objects

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Pink Lenin
Unknown
1965, modified in 1989
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The Divorce (Drama in Soviet Court)
Aleksei Pavlovich Solodovnikov (b. 1928)
1955
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Party Congress in the Kremlin
Unknown
circa 1958
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Lenin
Tibor Zala
1972
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Adolf Hennecke
Meissen
1950s
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Waldeinsamkeit
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme; Klaus Georgi
1976
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Tractor Girl
Béla Czene (1911-1999)
circa 1951
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Lenin auf dem Totenbett
A.R. Penck [Ralf Winkler] (b. 1939)
1991
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Star Coca-Cola
Sándor Pinczehelyi (b.1946)
1988
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Ünnep (Holiday, Celebration)
János Blaski (1924-2015)
1970s
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Automatika
György Kádár
1962
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Dibbling at the State Farm of Fertõd
Béla Czene (1911-1999)
1969
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Lanscape at Drumul Taberei
Ileana Radulescu (1909-1981)
Late 1960s
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